REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Namu Earth announces a hospital-approved device, that prevents the spread of germs and bacteria, is now available for use in the home.
"We are pleased to launch ecopedal to stop the spread of germs and bacteria at home," said Grace Kee, Co-Founder of Namu Earth. "For decades, hospitals have used pedals to turn water on/off, which stops bacteria from spreading into operating rooms. In the same way, installing the ecopedal with current sink fixtures can stop the spread of germs and bacteria to faucet handles – and to the rest of your home."
The ecopedal allows users to bypass faucet handles to turn water on/off at the kitchen and bathroom sinks. Instead of using the handle - which hosts more than 13,000 bacteria per square inch on its surface¹ - to turn water on, water flow can now be activated by stepping on the ecopedal.
The ecopedal sits under kitchen or bathroom sink cabinets and is designed with two different water flows. The right side is Responsive Flow: water is activated when the user steps on the ecopedal and water stops once the step is released. The left side is Continuous Flow: water is activated by tapping on the ecopedal; tap again and water stops.
"According to the EPA, the average American household uses more than 400 gallons of water/day.² The ecopedal can also help households reduce water consumption. For example, just by taking one step away from the sink while shaving, brushing your teeth or rinsing dishes will automatically turn off water. This small movement - stepping off the ecopedal – stops water from running constantly when you aren't using it and can help your family save up to 52 gallons of water/day.² Coming out of the worst drought period in California's state history, we believe even small steps can help conserve water."
The ecopedal is available for pre-order via its Kickstarter campaign; a limited quantity of the device is offered at 45% off retail. The campaign is live for 30 days, ending Wednesday, June 21 at 10am PDT.
Namu Earth LLC was founded in 2015 in Redwood City, CA, by Grace Kee and Emily Seo.
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